BIOGRAPHIES

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Susan L. Aberth

Susan L. Aberth is associate professor of Latin American art and chair of the Art History programme at Bard College, New York. She holds a BA from UCLA, an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, an MA from Christie’s Education, NY, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Centre, City University of New York. She received a professional development fellowship at the College Art Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (2004).

  • Abraxas #6: Leonora Carrington and the Art of Invocation. BUY
  • Black Mirror #1: Ingestion and Descent: The Chthonic Realms of Leonora Carrington. BUY

 

Talon Abraxas

Talon Abraxas was born in South London, England in 1980. A self-taught artist, he is known for works that consist of a combination of traditional and digital images, creating surreal landscapes that have a believable dream-like quality. Inspiration is drawn from mystical artists and thinkers such as Austin Osman Spare, Jean Delville, Hieronymus Bosch, HR Giger, Beksinski, and Aleister Crowley. He considers himself a symbolist, painter, writer and occultist committed to spiritual esotericism.

  • Abraxas #2: Astral Flight. SOLD OUT

 

Stephen Alexander

Stephen Alexander is a London-based philosopher, poet and provocateur. He holds a doctorate in Modern European Philosophy and Literature (Warwick, 2000), and his current main interest is in dissolving (unsettling or curdling) lines of distinction, including those which would divide theory from practice. He is the author of several books, including Outside the Gate, Erotomania, Philosophy on the Catwalk and The Treadwell’s Papers, all published by his Blind Cupid Press.

  • Abraxas #3: In the Bookshop. BUY

 

Silvia Argiola

Silvia Argiola was born in Cagliari (Sardinia) in 1977. In 2008 she took part in the public exhibition Arrivi e Partenze, curated by Alberto Fiz and Walter Gasperoni. She has had several solo shows in Italy and internationally, among which are Walk on the Wild Side, curated by Roberto Fantoni, Silvia Argiola Solo Show (Toronto, 2013) and You Are Not Really So Bad (Modena, 2012). She lives and works in Milan.

  • Abraxas #6: Love and Hate in the Same Man. BUY

 

Agostino Arrivabene

Agostino Arrivabene was born in Rivolta d’Adda, Italy, in 1967. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. In 1998 he won the first prize at the Leonardo Sciascia Amateur des Estampes international competition. In 2000 he was invited by the art critic and historian Vittorio Sgarbi to take part in Surrealismo Padano and Pittura Fantastica in Italy. He took part in the Venice Biennale in 2011. A retrospective of 130 of Agostino’s past works is currently on show at the Panorama Museum, Germany.

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Victoria Ballesteros

Victoria Ballesteros was born in Denver, Colorado, and currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a photographer, a writer and an archivist for the Cameron–Parsons Foundation. She has worked as a graphic designer, videographer and web developer. A profoundly disturbing encounter with a Ouija board in her early twenties led to deep exploration of mysticism, magic and yoga. She has worked with the tarot and the I Ching for over thirty years. Her photography has been exhibited in Los Angeles and Santa Fe.

  • Abraxas #6: Chasing Cameron’s Light. BUY
  • Songs for the Witch Woman (photograph portrait of Cameron) BUY

 

Rebecca Beattie

Rebecca Beattie has spent many years learning and developing her creativity, having taken her earliest inspiration from nature and ancient traditions from around the world. She is a co-owner of Hedgewitches’ Kitchen, which makes ritual soaps and bath products, and designs jewellery for her company, Bewitching Beads. She also writes stories. Conversations with My Mother is her second novel.

  • Abraxas #1: The Dark Flood. SOLD OUT

 

David Blank

David Blank was a writer and poet. He was the editor and co-founder of The Oracle Occult Magazine. Having explored numerous forms, from spoken word through guerrilla ritual and performance art to the begetting of fetish and sculpture from roadkill, he currently leads a quiet, reclusive life in London’s East End – where he has lived for the past twenty-four years – developing his writing and pursuing an interest in ornithology. Sadly, David died in 2015.

  • Abraxas #5, Musings on Breath. BUY

 

Marcelo Bordese

Marcelo Bordese lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His images explore themes involving the flesh, sex, religion and despair. His style is reminscent of Bosch and Breughel, but Marcelo paints with acrylic, which he affirms ‘…like blood, dries quickly.’ He has exhibited extensively since 1996, most recently at Owners of the Crossroad: Aesthetics of Exú and Pomba Gira in Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires, 2009 and Grito Íntimo: con sexo, corrupción y juegos, Instituto Cervantes de Tokio, Tokyo, 2010.

  • Abraxas #2, Adan y Eva. SOLD OUT

 

Jesse Bransford

Jesse Bransford is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work is exhibited internationally. He holds degrees from the New School for Social Research (BA), Parsons School of Design (BFA) and Columbia University (MFA). An associate professor at New York University, Bransford’s work has been involved with belief and the visual systems it creates since the 1990s. Research into colour meaning and cultural syncretism led to the occult traditions.

  • Abraxas #3: Jesse Bransford: An Interview with Pam Grossman. BUY
  • Black Mirror 0: Lifting the Veil: Esoteric Interpretations of Seven Contemporary Artists. BUY

 

William Breeze

William Breeze is an editor-publisher, non-profit administrator and musician. He was an archival assistant for Larry Rivers and the editor of 93 Publishing, and befriended artists and film-makers like Kenneth Anger, Jordan Belson, Cameron, Leonora Carrington, Derek Jarman and Harry Smith, releasing many seminal avantgarde films through Mystic Fire Video, which he co-founded. He has played with Angus MacLise, Psychic TV, Coil, Baby Dee and Current 93. He is the editor of many of Crowley’s major works, and curated the 1998 exhibition An Old Master: ?The Art of Aleister Crowley.

  • Abraxas #3: Caves of Sorcerers: The American Beginnings of Crowley’s Art. BUY
  • Songs for the Witch Woman – Introduction. BUY

 

Anthony Buchanan

Anthony Buchanan is a filmmaker and scholar of experimental film. In addition to teaching Experimental Film and History of World Cinema at Santa Fe University, he has shown work in numerous New Mexico venues, and has freelanced as a film and new media critic for several Santa Fe newspapers. He has lectured on topics such as the “History of the Occult in World Cinema,” and “Paracinema in Performance.” His forthcoming essay film, I WILL BE CALLED LUCIFER, will be released in 2014.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: Imagined Histories: Craig Baldwin’s Mock Up on Mu and the Fabulation of Californian Bohemia. BUY

 

Eliza Buckley

Eliza Buckley is a London-based part-time artist whose work combines sacred geometry, eroticism and Arabic calligraphy. She has studied Islamic geometric art and Kufic script with tutors trained at the Prince’s School of  Traditional Arts. She also produces animated films, one of which was shortlisted at the first Swedenborg Short Film Festival in 2010.

  • Abraxas #3: Sufism: A Theurgic Perspective (illustration). BUY

 

Edward Butler

Edward Butler received his doctorate in philosophy in 2004 from the New School for Social Research in New York City for his dissertation ‘The Metaphysics of Polytheism in Proclus’. Since then, he has published numerous articles in academic and devotional venues.

  • Abraxas #5: Esoteric City: Theological Hermeneutics in Plato’s Republic. BUY

 

James Butler

James Butler is a postgraduate research student at the University of Oxford, with an interest in the conjunction between philosophical and literary cultures, both ancient and modern. A practicing pagan for over ten years, he remains fascinated by devotion, poetry and the moon. When not writing, he can be found exploring the links between ritual, art, music and magic.

  • Abraxas #1: On Sappho. SOLD OUT

 

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John Callow

John Callow is a tutor at the University of Suffolk, who has written and lectured widely on Witchcraft, popular belief, and the Early Modern era. He is the author of Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth & Century Europe (Palgrave Books) and is currently working on a study of the Bideford Witches. This winter will see him lecturing on Wicca at the ‘Theatre Machine’ in Northern Sweden.

  • Abraxas #1: A Dream of Witchcraft turned to Nightmare: The Five Witches of Albrecht Durer. SOLD OUT

 

Santiago Caruso

Santiago Caruso was born in 1982 and lives in Quilmes,
 Argentina. He is a symbolist and surreal artist dedicated to the fantastique, horror, suspense, essay and poetry.
 He has illustrated books for Dark Regions Press, Libros del Zorro 
Rojo, Ex Occidente Press, Tordesilhas, Tartarus Press, Random
 House Mondadori, Planeta and Penguin. A member of
 the Beinart Surreal Art Collective since 2010, Caruso’s artwork is
 well represented in the galleries and museums of Buenos Aires, the 
USA, Mexico and Spain.

  • Abraxas #3: Lamia. BUY

 

Madeline Cass

Madeline Cass is a poet, musician and visual artist living in the great plains of Nebraska. She has also lived in Bangalore, India. Her writing focuses on ‘dream landscapes’ and states of consciousness through an automatic method.
She plans to live on an organic farm, creating art with the native plants of her surroundings. By doing so, she hopes to bridge a gap between the arts and sciences.

  • Abraxas #5, Mycology. BUY

 

Sasha Chaitow

Sasha Chaitow is a British-Greek esoteric scholar and artist currently conducting doctoral research on Joséphin Péladan at the University of Essex in the context of the cultural nexus between art and esotericism. Her earlier MA research at the Universities of Exeter (2008) and Indianapolis (2004) focused on alchemical symbolism in art and literature. Themes encountered in her research form the inspiration for her art. She has published several scholarly and general-interest articles in Europe and the US and organises regular cultural events on related topics.

  • Abraxas #5, Hidden in Plain Sight: Joséphin Péladan’s Religion of Art. BUY
  • Abraxas #5, Bené-Satan. BUY

 

Andrew R. Chesnut

R. Andrew Chesnut, holds the Bishop Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies and is Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently conducting research for the sequel to Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint (2012). A renowned specialist in Latin American religion, he is also the author of Santa Muerte: La Segadora Segura (2013) and two other books on African diasporan faiths, Pentecostalism and Catholicism. Chesnut is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post and SkeletonSaint.com, co-founded with David B. Metcalfe.

  • Abraxas #6: Death and Roses: Santa Muerte, the Love Sorceress. BUY

 

Andrew D. Chumbley

Andrew D. Chumbley (September 15, 1967 – September 15, 2004) was an English practitioner and theorist of magic, and a writer, poet and artist. He was Magister of the UK-based magical group Cultus Sabbati. His book QUTUB was issued by FULGUR in 1995 and has been acknowledged to be the first talismanic publication under the aegis of XOANON.

  • QUTUB: Also called, The Point. (1995). SOLD OUT

 

Stephen J. Clarke

Stephen J. Clarke was born 1970, in County Durham. Largely self-taught, his art arises from a childhood fascination with myths and monsters. His work engages in various methods of automatism, which he sees as being analogous to the ideas and dynamics of alchemy and the notion of scrying into the Unconscious. Drawings, poetry and prose have been published in several international surrealist journals including Manticore, Phosphor (Leeds), Analogon (Prague), S.U.R.R. (Paris) and Salamandra (Madrid). Surrealist Editions published a collection of his poetry The Bridge of Shadows in 2007.

  • Abraxas #1: The cat who fell in love with a mask. SOLD OUT

 

John Cline

John Cline is a graduate of the American Studies Ph.D. program at the University of Texas. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Oxford American, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as The Grove Dictionary of American Music and The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, among other academic publications.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: Loa of the Avant-Garde: Maya Deren in Haiti. BUY

 

John Clowder

John Clowder is an artist working primarily in the collage medium. His history would be familiar to anyone living in the average suburban town. Luckily, a devious and unstructured childhood prompted him towards imaginative play, an activity that brought experiments with artistic creativity. At a receptive age he chanced upon Max Ernst’s oneiric collage novels and absorbed by their imagery, sought to replicate their effect. He lives in the American Midwest, but Surrealism is his chosen means of escape.

  • Abraxas #3: The Tree of Death. SOLD OUT

 

Ruth Clydesdale

Ruth Clydesdale is a writer and astrologer, holding the DFAstrolS and an MA in Renaissance Studies. She is the author of Hermes: The Soul’s Companion (2009), Secret Wisdom (2009) and The Happiness Handbook (2011), and her articles on astrology have been published in the UK, Scandinavia and the USA. Her next book will examine Iamblichus and theurgic magic.

  • Abraxas #4: Dancing under the Stars: Ficino’s Way of Harmony. BUY

 

Ira Cohen

Ira Cohen (1935-2011) was an American poet, publisher, photographer and filmmaker. He travelled widely, most notably to Morocco where he published GNAOUA, a magazine devoted to exorcism, and later to Kathmandu, where he founded his Bardo Matrix imprint, issuing limited edition books printed on rice paper. His later years in NYC consolidated his role as one of the most important voices of American counter-culture.

  • Abraxas #2: IRA COHEN SPECIAL FEATURE. SOLD OUT

 

Paul Cowlan

Paul Cowlan is a professional writer, poet and singer whose work takes inspiration from psychospiritual alchemy, in which he has been active since the early 1980s. From 2004 he has given annual lectures in London at Treadwell’s, earning him a following as an engaging speaker and teacher of alchemical symbolism and imagery. Cowlan’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies since 1991 and his first published solo collection, Night Reading for the Next Ice-Age (Alembic, 2009), has received high praise from established authors including Lindsay Clark and Patrick Harpur.

  • Abraxas #4: An Introduction to the Alchemical Mercurius. BUY
  • Abraxas #3: Designing the Hermitage. BUY
  • Abraxas #3: Hunting Amber (For Johs Pedersen). BUY

 

Zachary Cox

Zachary Cox was born in Folkestone in 1928. He has in the course of his life written poetry, studied magic, edited the celebrated occult journal Aquarian Arrow, and worked as a computer programmer. Since the late 1950s he has been practitioner of witchcraft, and has been known to refer to the Craft as ‘a non discursive reality.’

  • Abraxas #1: Song for Sleeping Souls. SOLD OUT

 

T. Thorn Coyle

T. Thorn Coyle is an internationally respected visionary and teacher of the magical and esoteric arts. The author of Kissing the Limitless (2009) and Evolutionary Witchcraft (2004), she is also featured in many anthologies, hosts the Elemental Castings podcast series, writes a popular weblog, Know Thyself, and has produced several CDs of sacred music. Pagan, mystic, and activist, she is founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School and lives by the glorious San Francisco Bay.

  • Abraxas #2: Knowledge. SOLD OUT.

 

Jon Crabb

Jon Crabb is a young art historian and writer who developed a mild obsession with the Beat writers in his teens, then graduated from the enthusiasm of Kerouac to the cynicism of Burroughs in his twenties. Having heard that William Burroughs once declared Brion Gysin ‘the only man I have ever respected,’ he was added to the personal syllabus and quickly became a chief fascination. He is also interested in the fin-de-siècle period, the cross-over between science and art, and the larger influence of the occult on Western art as a whole.

  • Abraxas #2: Brion Gysin: Shaman of the Beat Hotel. SOLD OUT

 

Anne Crossey

Anne Crossey is an artist living and working in West Cork, Ireland. Graduating originally in Philosophy, she has an M.Phil. in Psychoanalytic Theory from Trinity College, Dublin. Since then, she has travelled extensively through China, Tibet and Asia, and across the Arctic Circle with the Sami nomads. Anne is currently completing her MA in Western Esotericism through Exeter University. She is writing her thesis on ‘Kandinsky and the Esoteric Origins of Modern Abstract Art’.

  • Abraxas #4: The Mystery of the Rose Cross. BUY

 

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a poet, magician, mountaineer, bibliophile, iconoclast and political agitator.

  • Abraxas #4: Aleister Crowley, Marie de Miramar & the True Wanga. BUY
  • Abraxas #3: SPECIAL FEATURE – The Palermo Collection. BUY
  • Abraxas #1: BABALON. SOLD OUT

 

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Tomáš D’Aradia

Tomáš D’Aradia is a professional photographer dividing his time between Bloomsbury and Tintagel. His portfolio ranges from Blondie to the head of the Secret Service, by way of Thomas Dolby and Mervyn King and Hugh Cornwell. Also a drummer, he has recorded and toured with bands from the age of eighteen. He has worked with tarot for thirty-three years, reads regularly for clients and is currently finishing his novel Fool’s Journey, a thriller told from a tarot reader’s perspective.

  • Abraxas #3: Stones. BUY

 

Arturo Desimone

Arturo Desimone’s drawings have appeared on the cover of Deleuze Studies, in the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and in literary magazines. He took part in a group exhibition in Krakow for the release of a book of Polish short stories, Index Errorum, which reproduces this drawing. His poems and short fiction pieces have appeared in New Orleans Review, Acentos Review, The Transnational and elsewhere. He was born and raised on Aruba, and is currently living between Buenos Aires and the Netherlands.

  • Abraxas #6: Heartbreak Wolf Vodu. BUY

 

Guiseppe Di Liberti

Giuseppe Di Liberti is currently Professor of Aesthetics at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Palermo and he is an associate member of CEPA at the University of Paris 1. He has worked extensively on the history of aesthetics, mainly on the system of fine arts. His actual work focuses on the French Enlightenment and on the ontology of the work of art.

  • Abraxas #3: Crowley The Painter in Cefalù and the Origins of the Palermo Collection. BUY

 

Francesco Dimitri

Francesco Dimitri is an Italian writer of fiction and non-fiction, in love with the magical and the wonderful. He has dealt with magic in Communist countries, ghosts, neopaganism, succubi, and the great god Pan. He has been translated into Spanish and Dutch.

  • Abraxas #3: Saint Spider. BUY

 

Arrington de Dionyso

Arrington de Dionyso was born in 1975 and lives in Chicago, USA. He studied ethnomusicology, archetypal psychology and butoh dance theatre at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His artistic practice integrates music and image-making with his studies of Kabbalah, alchemy and shamanism. His group Malaikat dan Singa uses the tropes of diverse shamanic trance musics within a rock and roll performance context.

  • Abraxas #5: La Villa dei Misteri. BUY

 

Anna Dorofeeva

Anna Dorofeeva is an art critic and curator, working with contemporary art. Collecting contemporary art since the age of eighteen, she further pursued her passion by studying Art History (Moscow) and Contemporary Art (London). Later she curated her own independent projects in Moscow, London, Vienna, Rome and Paris. While living in London she gained professional experience at The Art Newspaper and the Russian department at Sotheby’s, and currently works for the Riflemaker gallery.

  • Abraxas #6: The Alchemy of Liberation: An Interview with Penelope Slinger. BUY

 

Peter Dubé

Peter Dubé is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and cultural critic. He is the author of the chapbook Vortex Faction Manifesto (2001), the novel Hovering World (2002), At the Bottom of the Sky (2007) a collection of linked short stories, and most recently, the novella Subtle Bodies: a Fantasia on Voice, History and René Crevel (2010). He is also the editor of the anthology Madder Love: Queer Men and The Precincts of Surrealism (2008).

  • Abraxas #2: To Raise the Dead and Enjoy Congress with Them. SOLD OUT
  • Abraxas #2: To End Uneasy Dreams. SOLD OUT

 

Peter Dyde

Peter Dyde was born and raised in the suburbs of south London. On leaving school he joined the army as a bandsman stationed in Bovington, Dorset. After a year’s training he left for art school, where he spent seven years studying fine art. He completed his degree at Middlesex University. Peter currently lives and works by the sea in the south-east of England. From his Kammamorian art studio he researches the application of esoteric Shinto and Voudon systems using a pataphysical approach.

  • Abraxas #4: bagua: inner lunarism. BUY

 

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Reinhold J. Fäth

Reinhold J. Fäth Ph.D. is an honorary professor at the University of Applied Sciences HKS Ottersberg in Germany and an independent curator of a substantial private collection of anthroposophical art. His research has been focused on the effects of visual arts on the human psyche with a spiritual approach. He is currently investigating the artistic responses to the anthroposophical theories about colour and form in the visual arts, leading to an extensive retrospective exhibition at the Olomouc Museum of Art, Czech Republic.

  • Abraxas #6: The Aenigma Artists’ Group, 1918–1932. BUY

 

 Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald is a long-time practitioner of the angelic evocation of John Dee and Edward Kelley, and is an initiate of Cultus Sabbati, a magical order of traditional witchcraft in Britain and North America. His written contributions have appeared in the British journal of folklore The Cauldron.

  • Abraxas #2: IO:EVOE, The Transvocatory Media of Barry Hale. SOLD OUT
  • CODEX 231: The Chimeric Citadel: Barry William Hale’s Astral Visions (introduction). AWAITING STOCK

 

William Fowler

William Fowler is Curator of Artists’ Moving Image at the BFI National Archive where he undertakes film restoration projects and co-programmes the BFI cinema strands: The Flipside and Essential Experiments. Previous archive-based projects have included GAZWRX: the films of Jeff Keen, Here’s a Health to the Barley Mow, The Lacey Rituals: Films by Bruce Lacey (and Friends) and Queer Pagan Punk: Derek Jarman. The major restoration and screening programme This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk launched in April 2014.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: In the Tradition of Magic: The Cinema of Derek Jarman. BUY

 

Cristina Francov

Cristina Francov is an old spirit in a young body. She was born, raised and is still living in a small place in the middle of the Mexican Republic, a land famous for its history, diversity, beliefs, cult of death and a ridiculously incoherent population. Naagrom has been interested in the fine arts since childhood, and at fifteen began to learn photography in a self-taught way, which developed into an interest in engraving and design. A flood of existentialism and illumination are the pneuma of her work, experimentation and mere light in all contexts the soma.

  • Abraxas #6: Death and Roses: Sante Muerte, the Love Sorceress (photographic documentation). BUY
  • Abraxas #2: The Metamorphic Self: Robert Ansell talks with Cristina Francov. SOLD OUT
  • Abraxas #1: Apocrifo. SOLD OUT

 

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Edward Gauntlett

Edward Gauntlett is lifelong student of magic, and holds an MA in Literature, Religion and Philosophy. Currently he is working on a study of the Secret Tradition in late 19th and early 20th century supernatural horror fiction. He is editor of the Charles Williams Society.

  • Abraxas #1: Transmutations of Good and Evil:Alchemy, Witchcraft and the Graal in the Work of Arthur Machen. SOLD OUT
  • Abraxas #2: Peter Redgrove: Blood and Dreams. SOLD OUT

 

Stephen Grasso

Stephen Grasso is an English writer and artist based in Florida. His main subjects of interest are magic, Voodoo, psychogeography and buying lots of records. He is a founder and regular contributor to Liminalnation.org, has a blog called cleanlivingindifficultcircumstances. blogspot.com, and is still working on a long-threatened book about magic.

  • Abraxas #1: Skip Witches, Hops Toads. SOLD OUT

 

Jon Graham

Jon Graham is a writer and graphic artist living in Vermont. He is also a professional translator from French into English specialising in books on Surrealism, esoteric traditions and folklore. Books he has translated include The Immaculate Conception by André Breton and Paul Eluard, Little Anatomy of the Physical Unconscious by Hans Bellmer, The Reality Overload by Annie Le Brun, and The Book of Grimoires by Claude Lecouteux. He is currently working as the acquisitions editor for Inner Traditions, a post he has held since 1996.

  • Abraxas #5: Victor Brauner at the Crossroads of Magic and Chance. BUY

 

Allan Graubard

Allan Graubard lives in New York, with previous lives in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London, Washington DC, and other places lost to time and water – turns in the dance that sustains him. Recent works include ROMA AMOR (2010), Revolting Women/Woman Bomb-Sade (Theater Row, 42nd Street), and And tell, tulip, the summer (2011). Happily, 2011 also saw the publication of Invisible Heads: Surrealists in North America – An Untold Story, which he edited with his friend, Thom Burns.

  • Abraxas #2: IRA COHEN SPECIAL FEATURE: The Ritual Theatre of Hallucination. SOLD OUT

 

Christopher Greenchild

Christopher Greenchild is a composer, musician, poet, writer, artist, designer and philosopher from Seattle. He is presently preparing the first releases from his archives and their parallel performance concepts. His music centres around an imaginal consciousness of memory and mystery that incorporates field recordings and electronic sound with classical, folk, alternative instrumentations, and vivid rhapsodic lyrics. He is also at work completing a three-part book series on his visionary account of dream awareness as a parallel mystical continuum in humanity and nature.

  • Abraxas #2: On the Always Wandering Way. SOLD OUT

 

Pam Grossman

Pam Grossman is an independent curator and lifelong student of magical practice and history. She is the creator of Phantasmaphile, a blog specialising in art and culture with an esoteric or fantastical bent. As co-founder of the Brooklyn arts & lecture space Observatory, she curates programmes exploring mysticism via a scholarly yet accessible approach. Her group art shows, Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists, VISION QUEST, Alchemically Yours, Sigils & Signs and The Language of the Birds have been featured widely in the media.

  • Abraxas #3: BUY

 

Christian Giudice

Christian Giudice is an academic researcher, focusing, among other subjects, on fin de siècle occultism in France and Italy, the development of post-Crowley Thelema, and the link between cinema and occultism. A Ph.D. scholar at Gothenburg University, he holds a BA in Literae Humaniores from Oxford University and an MA in Western Esotericism from Exeter University. He has published academic articles and reviews in journals such as Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism and The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies.

  • Abraxas #6: Saint or Satanist? Joseph-Antoine Boullan and Satanism in Nineteenth-Century France. BUY

 

Zaheer Gulamhusein

Zaheer Gulamhusein is an Ismaili who has spent a large part of his life studying and exploring esotericism, and is particularly interested in its influence on art and culture. He completed his MA in Western Esotericism at Exeter University in 2008, where he specialised in theurgy. He also produces electronic music as XVARR and lives in London.

  • Abraxas #3: Sufism: A Theurgic Perspective. BUY

 

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Ole Hagen

Ole Hagen is a Norwegian-born artist living and working in London. He was educated at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Chelsea College of Art and Design (MA) and Goldsmiths College (Ph.D.). Ole Hagen is also a lecturer in fine art at Birmingham City University. He works with video, sculpture, drawings and performance. Recent exhibitions include Multiverse (Danielle Arnaud, 2009) and Multiverse Expanded (Akershus Kunstsenter, 2011). Ole Hagen has published catalogue essays for other artists and research papers in the fields of consciousness studies and comparative philosophy.

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Amy Hale

Amy Hale is an anthropologist and Chaote whose academic interests are primarily focused on modern Cornwall and British esoteric culture. She was the co-editor of New Directions in Celtic Studies, Inside Merlin’s Cave: A Cornish Arthurian Reader and Journal of the Academic Study of Magic #5 in addition to over 30 articles ranging from Druidry to Celtic cultural tourism. She is currently working on a series of projects and publications concerning the British Surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun. She lives in San Francisco.

  • Abraxas #2: Portrait of a Magical Maker: Amy Hale talks with Joseph Max. OUT OF PRINT
  • I:MAGE 2014: ‘Colours are Forces, the Signatures of Forces’. OUT OF PRINT
  • Black Mirror #0: Considering the Esoteric Aesthetic: Practice, Context and Reception. BUY

 

Lindsay Hallam

Lindsay Hallam is a lecturer in Film at the University of East London. Her book Screening the Marquis de Sade: Pleasure, Pain and the Transgressive Body in Film was published by McFarland, and she recently directed the documentary Fridey at the Hydey. She has contributed to the collections Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives (2010), Dracula’s Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film (2013), Fragmented Nightmares: Transnational Horror Across Visual Media (2014) and Critical Insights: Violence in Literature (forthcoming), and the journals Asian Cinema, Bright Lights Film Journal and Senses of Cinema.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: ‘Just Turn Green’: Dionysian Nature in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist. BUY

 

Wouter J. Hanegraaff

Wouter J. Hanegraaff is professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Aries (Brill), Numen (Brill), Religion Compass and Esoterica and of the advisory board of Journal of Contemporary Religion (Carfax) and Nova Religio (University of California Press). He is the author of several books, including Western Esotericism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

  • Abraxas #6: A Visual World: Leonora Carrington and the Occult. BUY

 

Sara Hannant

Sara Hannant is a photographer based in London. Sara graduated in MA Transnational Arts at University of the Arts London, Documentary Photography at Newport College of Art, and Art and Design in Social Contexts at Dartington College of Arts. For over twenty years Sara has worked on editorial, commercial and cultural assignments. Current projects explore themes relating to magical belief, seasonal cycles and folklore. She has exhibited widely and is the author of Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year.

  • Abraxas #3: English Rituals. BUY

 

Lisa Hanstein

Lisa Hanstein is Academic Assistant in the library of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. She has analysed the impact of occult traditions on the Italian Futurists in several articles, co-organised a conference on the role of Italian Futurism within the broader context of international avant-garde movements, is the co-editor of Altri futurismi and curated a Futurist online exhibition, ZANG TUMB TUUM. She is currently at work on a Ph.D. on ‘The Spirit of the Modern Age: Spirituality and Spiritism in Italian Futurism’.

  • Abraxas Special #1: Unseen Spirits? Occult Tradition in Italian Futurist Art and Theory. BUY

 

Paul Hardacre

Paul Hardacre was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1974. He is the Managing Editor of papertiger media, publishers of the papertiger: new world poetry CD-ROM, hutt poetry e-zine, anything i like art e-zine, and the soi 3 modern poets imprint. His first collection of poetry, The Year Nothing. His second collection, Love in the place of rats, was Highly Commended for the Thomas Shapcott Award in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Paul completed a third (and currently unpublished) collection, The river is far behind us, with the assistance of a Major Grant from Arts Queensland. His latest book is liber xix: differentia liber.

  • Abraxas #3: of the stars, and two. BUY

 

Dan Harms

Dan Harms is a librarian and author whose interests include Lovecraft, the Cthulhu Mythos, grimoires, the history of magic, and rôleplaying games. His books include The Necronomicon Files (1998, with John Wisdom Gonce III) and The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia (2008). His articles have appeared in Fortean Times, The Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, The Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Paranoia, Imelod, Le Bulletin de l’Université de Miskatonic, Worlds of Cthulhu, Cthuloide Welten, and The Unspeakable Oath.

  • Abraxas #2: Finding the Long Lost Friend. SOLD OUT

 

Christina Oakley Harrington

Christina Oakley Harrington is Treadwell’s founder and presiding spirit. She was voraciously interested in spirituality and magic since childhood, and grew up in West Africa, Burma, and Chile, only moving to the West at the age of fifteen. In her early twenties she was heartened to discover Europe’s own native religious traditions, and has been a pagan ever since. A former academic, she left university life in 2001 to establish Treadwell’s. These days she serves as a consultant for programmes and projects but is usually at the shop somewhere during the week. She was also the co-founder and literary editor of Abraxas: International Journal for Esoteric Studies.

  • Abraxas #3: A Place Apart. BUY

 

Kelly E Hayes

Kelly E. Hayes is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University in Indianapolis (USA) and has been conducting field research on religion in Brazil since 1997. She is author of Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil (University of California Press, 2011) as well as numerous scholarly articles. Her most recent project focuses on the Valley of the Dawn, an alternative Brazilian religion known for its colorful rituals and imaginative synthesis of elements drawn from Christianity, Spiritualism, Afro-Brazilian religions, and various esoteric traditions.

  • Abraxas #6: Spirits of Shadows and Light. BUY

 

Sebastian Hayes

Sebastian Hayes was brought up in Africa and lived for many years in France. He views himself as a thinker rather than a writer though he has published one or two plays including The Pomegranate Seeds (Samuel French), The Chosen One (Brimstone Press), also The Foundling & Other Stories (Brimstone Press).

  • Abraxas #5: Sonnet by Comte de Saint-Germain (translator). BUY

 

Ken Henson

Ken Henson is an artist who combines drawing, painting and writing with magical and mystical processes. A Curtis G. Lloyd Fellow at the Lloyd Library and Museum, Ken recently finished writing and illustrating his new treatise Alchemy and Astral Projection: Ecstatic Trance in the Hermetic Tradition (2014). He also recently collaborated with the Philosophical Research Society to revise and reissue Manly P. Hall and John Augustus Knapp’s Revised New Art Tarot (2013). Ken has his MFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati, and teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in Ohio.

  • Abraxas #5: John Augustus Knapp: Modern Master of Occult Illustration. BUY

 

Phil Hine

Phil Hine lives and works in London, where he practices a hybridised approach to Tantra. He has a particular interest in presentations of the occult and how they relate to wider cultural formations. He is the author of Prime Chaos, Condensed Chaos and The Pseudonomicon, and has contributed to a wide range of occult magazines. His archive of writings can be viewed at www.philhine.org.uk and he has a new group blog www.enfolding.org.

  • Abraxas #1: The Third Eye: The Fantastic World of Lobsang Rampa. SOLD OUT

 

Ellie Hughes

Ellie Hughes was born and bred in London, and decided she was a witch at the age of eleven. She became interested in the discourses of nostalgia and identity at SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), where she is currently finishing a BA in history.

  • Abraxas #1: Elegy. SOLD OUT

 

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Stuart Inman

Stuart Inman studied with Joseph Bearwalker Wilson for seven years and is a Doyen of Toteg Tribe and one of three Virtue Holders of the 1734 Tradition of Witchcraft. He is an initiate of both Alexandrian and Gardnerian Wicca and has studied Tibetan Buddhism. He has also been involved with the International Surrealist Movement for over twenty years, has done original research into lesser known aspects of surrealism and is a founder member of the London Surrealist Group.

  • Abraxas #1: The Uncertainty of Illumination. SOLD OUT

 

Elizabeth Insogna

Elizabeth Insogna is a painter who lives and works in New York. She has a BFA in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz and studied painting at the Lorenzo de’ Medici School in Florence. She has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at Kinz + Tillou and Jeannie Freilich Contemporary in New York City and RAR Gallery in Berlin. Her work has been featured in the New York Observer, Beautiful/Decay, artcritical and NY Arts Magazine. She is a teaching artist at the Frick Collection and contributes to the Huffington Post.

  • Abraxas #6: Leaden Turns Light. BUY

 

Massimo Introvigne

Massimo Introvigne is professor of Sociology of Religions at Pontifical Salesian University in Torino, Italy, and founder and managing director of CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions. He is the author of some sixty books on new religious movements, sociology of religions, and esotericism. In 2011, he served as the Representative of OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) for combating racism, xenophobia, and intolerance and discrimination against Christians and members of other religions.

  • Black Mirror #0: From Mondrian to Charmion von Weigand: Neoplasticism, Theosophy and Buddhism. BUY

 

Desirée Isphording

Desirée Isphording is a 25 year old artist living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her work has been featured in the magazines Pentacle and SageWoman, and has also graced the covers of If… A Journal of Spiritual Exploration, PaganNet News and Harp, Pipe, and Symphony (2006), a book by Paul DiFilippo. In addition, she has material included in Gothic Art Now, a compilation of darkly elegant artwork.

  • Abraxas #2: By Standing Stone and Twisted Tree. SOLD OUT

 

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Denah Johnston

Denah Johnston is a San Francisco based filmmaker, writer and teacher and Director of Operations at Canyon Cinema Foundation. Her first book No Future Now: A Nomadology of Resistance and Subversion was released in Spring 2012. An editor for agnèsfilms.com, she is always on the lookout for new and challenging works on female filmmakers. Her current research explores cinema produced by women, transcending gendered representations in the production of their work regardless of form or substance.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: The Devil Made Me Do It: The Innovation and Influence of Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan. BUY

 

Christopher Josiffe

Christopher Josiffe works part-time as a cataloguer for a London university library. He is currently writing a biography of Gef, the talking mongoose, and is also interested in nineteenth- and twentieth-century paranormal research, the Western magical tradition, African diasporic religions, ancient writing systems, and fine beers and cheeses. He enjoys going to Northern Soul and reggae clubs, and visiting prehistoric sites. He sometimes makes little paintings, and arranges twigs and leaves in his local woods.

  • Abraxas #4: Aleister Crowley, Marie de Miramar & the True Wanga. BUY

 

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Denis Forkas Kostromitin

Denis Forkas Kostromitin is a Moscow-based artist and practitioner whose work is focused on balancing the Apollonian and the Dionysian impulses and exploring the anatomy of imagination. He merges philosophical research, archaic painting techniques, ritual magic and meditation into a unique artistic approach. Forkas has exhibited his art in Russia and China. His paintings and drawings have been featured in numerous international music releases as album covers.

  • Abraxas #3: The Eglantine Breath: An Interview with Denis Forkas Kostromitin. BUY

 

Robert Kyle

Robert Kyle lives and works in Wiltshire and has exhibited in London in 2010 and 2012 at the Vyner Street Gallery. His work is an extension of his ongoing spiritual practices in witchcraft, Druidry and Tibetan Yungdrung Bon. After starting his career in theatre and then moving into film and television, he is now a full-time artist working in varied media. His work captures symbolic representations of the eternal processes that transform us when we engage upon a spiritual path.

  • Abraxas #6: Boy with Goat. BUY

 

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Geraldine Lambert

Geraldine Lambert trained in Graphics and Fine Art at Portsmouth University. Describing herself as a ‘hedge-rider’ and magician she illustrates the visions that come from creative interplay when worlds collide. Her predominant use of ink and gouache, together with techniques employed in her wood-engraved prints, gives rise to a recognisable style using line and movement as signatures of her work.

  • Abraxas #3: Initiation. BUY

 

Shandra Lamaute

Shandra Lamaute is an artist and art historian whose research is centred upon how the manifestations of ‘shared’ cross-cultural (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) beliefs concerning magic translate into the manuscript and material cultures of the Middle Ages. Her specific focus in this area relates to manuscripts that embody the juxtaposition of symbols of licit or illicit magic, astrology and cosmology. Shandra is also a co-founder of Beyond Borders: A Medieval History of Art Blog and is currently preparing for her Ph.D.

  • Abraxas Special #1: A Printed Islamic Amulet. BUY

 

Susu Laroche

Susu Laroche is an anagram of Chaos Lure Us / Chaos Rule Us, and translates to Awakening The Rock. A photographer and film-maker of Egyptian and French descent, her current research is rooted in primitive cultures, limit-experience and the fault lines of history. Susu Laroche’s first book of photographs is released by Purge in October 2013.

  • Abraxas #4: Untitled. BUY

 

Adela Leibowitz

Adela Leibowitz is a New York-based artist of American Romanian and Iranian descent whose art explores and is informed by ancient mythologies, fairy tales, the female form and esotericism. Her recent solo exhibition of paintings Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology was shown at hpgrp Gallery in November 2013. Her art is represented by hpgrp Gallery in New York. She holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and has exhibited across the US, Canada, Japan and the UK.

  • Abraxas #5: Isis and Taweret with tomb of Hafiz. BUY

 

Liliana Leopardi

Liliana Leopardi holds an MA in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Art History. She is an assistant professor of Art History at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she teaches courses on the Renaissance and Baroque period, with a focus on gender construction and history of magic. Her research interests lie in reframing the use of ornament in Renaissance paintings, with a particular focus on gems and jewellery as vehicles of astral magic and as symbols of alchemy.

  • Abraxas Special #1: Speculum Lapidum: Some Reflections on Sixteenth-Century Intaglios and Astral Magic. BUY BUY

 

Bea Kwan Lim

Bea Kwan Lim was born in 1986 in Kuala Lumpur. She currently lives and works in San Francisco. Her drawings reflect personal studies in mythology and rituals embodying self-sacrifice in reverence to the resilience of nature. Travels to Jeju Island in Korea and Siem Reap in Cambodia were vital parts of her research in spiritual sickness and animism. Her work has been exhibited in Japan, Belgium and the United States. She is represented by Cavin-Morris Gallery in New York and is a member of John Zorn’s Obsessions Collective.

  • Abraxas #5: Nihilalia: Randall Morris in conversation with Bea Kwan Lim. BUY

 

Gerd Lindner

Gerd Lindner is an art historian born in 1962 in Dresden. Since 1991 has been director of the Panorama Museum in Bad Frankenhausen, Germany. He is also an exhibition curator, an author and editor of numerous catalogues and monographs on contemporary art of a figurative and Mannerist, metaphoric and fantastic kind, and (co-)author of several standard works on Werner Tübke, Horst Sakulowski, Heinz Zander and other masters of the Leipzig school. He is a board member of the Tübke Foundation, Leipzig.

  • Abraxas #4: Agostino Arrivabene Special Feature. From the Mystery of Passage. BUY

 

Grevel Lindop

Grevel Lindop lives in Manchester, where he was formerly a Professor of English at the University and is now a freelance writer. He worked with the late Kathleen Raine as deputy editor of the journal Temenos and now chairs the academic board of the Temenos Academy. His edition of Robert Graves’s The White Goddess (1997) is now the standard text. He has published six collections of poems, most recently Playing With Fire (2006), and Selected Poems (2001). He teaches Buddhist meditation and has a wide range of esoteric interests.

  • Abraxas #2: The White Goddess: A Personal Account. SOLD OUT

 

P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is a metagender person, and one of the founding members of the Ekklesía Antínoou – a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous and also practices Celtic Reconstructionism. Lupus’ essays, poetry and fiction are available in several Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional volumes, the Scarlet Imprint anthologies Datura and Mandragora, as well as six sole-authored books, including Devotio Antinoo.

  • Abraxas #5: Antinous and Glykon: The Gods of Good Hair in Late Antique Anatolia. BUY

 

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Patricia MacCormack

Patricia MacCormack is Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She is the author of Cinesexuality (2008) and Posthuman Ethics (2012) and the editor (with Ian Buchanan) of Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema (2008) and the editor of The Animal Catalyst: Toward Ahuman Theory (2014). She has also authored numerous articles on Continental Philosophy, teratology, animal rights, perversion, Italian horror film and necrophilia. She has given a number of public lectures on Chaos Magick, film, art and philosophy.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: Alchemical Cinema: Film and Spectatorship Rituals. {BUY}

 

Ian MacFadyen

Ian MacFadyen is an independent scholar and writer, based in London. He co-edited with Oliver Harris the book NakedLunch@50: Anniversary Essays (2009), to which he contributed six Dossiers. His libretto Point of No Return, on the life and death of Joan Burroughs, was performed at the University of London Institute in Paris in 2009. His essay ‘Machine Dreams: Optical Toys and Mechanical Boys’ was published in the collection Flickers of the Dreamachine (1996) and his essay ‘Ira Cohen: A Living Theatre’ appeared in Licking the Skull (2000, republished 2006).

  • Abraxas #2, IRA COHEN SPECIAL FEATURE: The Far Side of the World’s Mirror. SOLD OUT

 

Malgorzata Maj

Malgorzata Maj (Sarachmet) was born in 1980 and currently lives in Gliwice, Poland. In 2004 she graduated from Warmia-Masuria University in Olsztyn with an MA, specializing in traditional techniques including painting on silk. Since 2005 she has been an illustrator and photographer who fell in love with 19th century painting colours and themes, ghostly moods & dreamy visions. In March 2010 she contributed to the exhibition ‘Phantasms’ at Cabinet des Curieux, Paris, France.

  • Abraxas #2, Spells. SOLD OUT

 

Ioannis Marathakis

Ioannis Marathakis received his BA in Theology from the National University of Athens. He has worked as a high-school teacher of religion, a translator and an editor. His research focuses on the history of magic from late antiquity to the Renaissance, and he has published several relevant papers in Greek and English. He is the editor of The Magical Treatise of Solomon or Hygromanteia, which includes a commentary and a translation of the Greek prototype of the Key of Solomon.

  • Abraxas #5: The (Not Entirely) Lost ‘Art of the Apothecary’: Abramelin Oil and Ancient Perfumery. [BUY]

 

Matt Marble

Matt Marble (1979, Mississippi) is a composer/performer, writer and visual artist currently based in Napa, California. He is a Ph.D. candidate in music composition at Princeton University and is currently completing his dissertation on the role of esoteric Buddhism in the creative process of Arthur Russell. Matt’s writings focus on artists and other individuals whose work is inspired by esoteric spirituality and visionary experience.

  • Abraxas #6: The Hermes of Harlem: Harlem Esoterics and the Secret Life of Robert T. Browne. [BUY]

 

Alexandra Marrancini

Alexandra Marraccini received her BA from Yale University in History, and her MA in Medieval Studies at University of Toronto, where she continued to work on book illustration as a locus of discourse about nature and the structure of natural knowledge. Her research focuses on late medieval and early modern scientific images, particularly alchemical and medical material, in England, Scotland, Germany and the Netherlands. Currently, she is writing on the history of Hermetic–scientific images and diagrams.

  • Abraxas Special #1: Charming Intentions – Open Secrets: Alchemical–Hermetic Imagery in the Ripley Scrolls. [BUY]

 

Leon Marvell

Leon Marvell has had chapters published on Surrealism and alchemy, Bataille and Masson’s image of the Acephale; Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet, the future technology of the Lifebox (with Rudy Rucker) and is the author of Transfigured Light: Science, Philosophy and the Hermetic Imaginary. He has produced work for the theatre, film and radio and has been kicked out of a well-known occult organisation twice for subversive activities.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: Nosferatu Daemonium, a Cinematographic Grimoire. [BUY]

 

Siofra McSherry

Siofra McSherry was born in Northern Ireland and read English at Christ Church College, Oxford. She pursued an MA at University College London, followed by a doctorate at King’sCollege London. She is a former Fulbright Scholar, and has recently been awarded a Getty Fellowship. Siofra has published her poetry in British and Australian journals and her work has been anthologised in The Salt Book of Younger Poets (2011) and? elsewhere. She also works as an art critic and publishes regular articles on contemporary art in the US and Europe.

  • Abraxas #3: Casting Song. [BUY]

 

Roberto Migliussi

Roberto Migliussi is an artist and publisher who lives near Florence, Italy. For twenty years he has pioneered the Italian translation of important works by Kenneth Grant, Michael Bertiaux and Austin Spare, founding his own imprint ‘Labirinto Stellare’ to successfully promote their work.

  • Abraxas #1: Automatic Drawings. SOLD OUT

 

Christina Mintrentse

Christina Mitrentse is a London-based multidisciplinary artist and educator concerned with esoteric qualities of cultural construction through manifold processes of drawing, print, vintage book sculpture and site-specific installations. Mitrentse is known for the provocative ‘living’ project The Secret School (2005) and for Add To My Library, a major international book art project and touring exhibition. She is the founder of Bibliographic DataFlow, an ongoing systematic methodology and a total work of art, designed to provoke changes in the material book.

  • Abraxas #3: The Secret School vol. I, II, III. [BUY]

 

Misior

Misior was born in 1976 in Poland and is a graphic designer, an illustrator and a surrealist painter. He regards art as a unique tool of cognition, limited neither by logic, nor the limits of consciousness. His artistic style has been influenced by the Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, symbolists such as Gustave Moreau and Fernand Khnopff, Austin Spare, the surrealism of Max Ernst and Remedios Varo, the colors of Balthus and Hopper, along with Moebius and Manary’s comic strips.

  • Abraxas #2, Elucidarium Zza Firanki. SOLD OUT

 

Alan Moore

Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been called “one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years”. He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, Translucia Baboon, and The Original Writer.

  • Abraxas #2, Fossil Angels. SOLD OUT

 

Justin Patrick Moore

Justin Patrick Moore is a student of the Mysteries living in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his family. He is the author of the novelette Water, In the Dry Land (2012) and editor of The Dyslexicon: A Journal of Hypnagogic Revelation, of which issue 8 was published in 2013. His artwork, poetry and music appeared in issue 4 of Silk Milk. He hosts the weekly radio programme of freeform esoterica On the Way to the Peak of Normal on WAIF FM. Dreams form a core of his magical practice.

  • Abraxas #4: The Library Angel and Her Oracle. [BUY]

 

Randall Morris

Randall Morris is a writer, independent scholar, and co-owner of Cavin-Morris Gallery in New York. With his partner Shari Cavin he has specialised in non-mainstream art since 1980. He is currently working on a project called INDIGENOUS DRAWING: The Shamanistic Impulse in Non-Mainstream Art. Particular areas of interest have been visionary artists from the African diaspora, particularly Haiti and Jamaica, and Asia.

  • Abraxas #5: Nihilalia: In conversation with Bea Kwan Lim. [BUY]

 

Joshua Mostafa

Joshua Mostafa was raised in north London, North Wales and Brighton. He studied at Royal Holloway and Sydney University, and is currently working for Fairfax Media. Living in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales since 2008, he is the founding editor of New Trad, a journal of contemporary poetry using archaic forms.

  • Abraxas #6: Hymn to Saraswat?. [BUY]

 

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David Nez

David Nez (1949, Massachusetts) is an artist, writer, astrologer and ritual magician. He studied painting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the Akademija Za Likovno Umetnost from 1967 to 1971. During that period he collaborated with the avant-garde Slovenian artists’ collective Grupa OHO and participated in exhibitions in Yugoslavia, Germany and Italy, culminating with the Information show at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC in 1970. He has taken part in retrospectives at the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands (2006) and MOCA in Los Angeles (2012).

  • Abraxas #6: Le Pendu. BUY

 

Judith Noble

Judith Noble is a Senior Lecturer in Film Production at the Arts University, Bournemouth, where she recently completed a research fellowship examining occult aspects of the work of the film-makers Maya Deren and Kenneth Anger. She is also a practising occultist. She has published on film and the occult and on Paganism and film. She was formerly head of production at Sgrîn Cymru Wales, where she acted as executive producer on feature films including Peter Greenaway’s The Tulse Luper Suitcases.

  • Abraxas Special #1: The Magic of Time and Space: Occultism in the Films of Maya Deren. BUY
  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: The Light Behind the Lens – The Occult Cinema of Kenneth Anger. BUY
  • Black Mirror 0 (co-editor) Introduction. BUY

 

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Shani Oates

Shani Oates lives in Derbyshire where she is a devoted practitioner of the true esoteric art. A mystic and pilgrim, she finds expression through her writing, visionary sketches, photography and therapeutic holism. Her essays and articles are included within: Hecate: Her Sacred Fires (2010) and The Cauldron, Pendragon, The White Dragon, Pentacle, The Goddess, The Hedge Wytch and The Wytch’s Standard. Her debut book, Tubelo’s Green Fire, was released in 2010. She is current Maid of the people of Goda, of Clan of Tubal Cain.

  • Abraxas #2: Pashupati: A Cainite Trimurti?. SOLD OUT

 

Christine Ödlund

Christine Ödlund is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Sweden. Her work has been exhibited globally and is currently included in a group exhibition, Art & Music – Search for New Synesthesia at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. At the end of 2012, she participated in Swedish Energies: A Festival for Experimental, Improvisational and Visionary Music & Performance Art in New York. The combination of these three terms – experimental, improvisational, visionary – evocatively describes Ödlund’s work, which connects the material and immaterial in ways that resist categorisation.

  • Abraxas #4: Interview with Christine Ödlund, Sarah Victoria Turner. BUY

 

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Joanna Pallaris

London-born Joanna Pallaris graduated in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in 2004 where she developed a deep interest in analogue photography. Completing further courses in alternative processes opened new doors. Experimentation and printing in the darkroom are as essential as composing the image. In 2006 she came runner-up in the Guardian Review Book Competition. She has held solo exhibitions in the UK and Italy.

  • Abraxas #5: Oversoul. BUY

 

Francesco Parisi

Francesco Parisi lives in Rome where he has a studio. He works primarily as a wood-engraver, but also produces finely detailed figure drawings with esoteric and symbolist themes. His large landscapes are evocative of an ancient, timeless, Italy. A voracious and keen reader, his library holds many obscure and fascinating volumes on art and philosophy. His work may be found in the collections of the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp.

  • Abraxas #1: Lucifer in Starlight: An Interview with Francesco Parisi. SOLD OUT

 

Gavin Parkinson

Gavin Parkinson is Senior Lecturer in European Modernism at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Reviews Editor of the Association of Art Historians’ flagship journal Art History and Series Editor of Ashgate Studies in Surrealism. He lectures and writes on European and American art and culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His books are Futures of Surrealism: Myth, Science Fiction and Fantastic Art in France 1936-1969 (Yale University Press 2015); Surrealism, Art and Modern Science: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology (Yale University Press 2008); and The Duchamp Book (Tate Publishing 2008). He is also the editor of the collection of essays Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics (Liverpool University Press 2015). He has just completed a book on the Surrealist reception of late nineteenth-century art, titled Enchanted Ground: André Breton, Modernism and the Surrealist Appraisal of Fin de Siècle Painting.

  • Black Mirror #0: Surrealism’s Popular Occultism: From H.P. Lovecraft to H. Rider Haggard. BUY

 

Marco Pasi

Marco Pasi is Associate Professor in the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam. He has written extensively on the history of modern Western esotericism, especially in relation to magic, art and politics. He is the author of  Aleister Crowley e la tentazione della politica (1999), translated into several languages. He has edited Peintures inconnues d’Aleister Crowley: La collection de Palerme (2008), and co-edited Kabbalah and Modernity: Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations (2010).

  • Abraxas #3: Aleister Crowley, Painting, and the Works from the Palermo Collection. BUY

 

Sarah Penicka-Smith

Sarah Penicka-Smith lives in Sydney, Australia with her wife, her very black cat, two fish and a disabled Jack Russell Terrier. She studied arts and music at the University of Sydney, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Studies in Religion. Sarah’s other life is as a choral conductor, and she has directed the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir since 2005.

  • Abraxas #1: Caveat Anoynter!: A Study of Flying Ointments and their Plants. SOLD OUT

 

Edwin Pouncey

Edwin Pouncey was born in Leeds in 1951 and now lives in south London. Under the nom de plume ‘Savage Pencil’ his art has mauled and entertained a generation with a ‘stinking psychedelic cesspit of corpse cluttered comix.’ As a music journalist, his writings and Trip Or Squeek cartoon strip are featured regularly in The Wire. He is currently working on a series of paintings, performances and other artworks with Chris Long (aka Eyeball) under the moniker Battle Of The Eyes.

  • Abraxas #2: IRA COHEN SPECIAL FEATURE: Remembering Ira. SOLD OUT

 

Mike Pursley

Mike Pursley lives in Baltimore, MD, and is currently completing a Master of Liberal Arts degree at Johns Hopkins University. Mike makes abstract music and is a book reviewer for Fortean Times. His most recent audio release is the Mold Omen cassette Ascension or Whatever, available on Holy Page Records.

  • Abraxas #6: John Jacob Niles, Ambrose Bierce and Folk Song as Thoughtform. BUY

 

Ian Pyper

Ian Pyper was born in Liverpool but now lives on the south coast in Brighton. He always thought of himself as an outsider. He has many interests, including the holographic paradigm, witch trials in history and the rituals of scarification in tribal societies. His work has been featured in Raw Vision #25 (‘The Spiritual Diaries of Ian Pyper’ by Kate Howlett-Jones) and Resurgence #210 (‘Ian Pyper: A Shamanic Spirit’ – also by Kate Howlett-Jones).

  • Abraxas #5: A Brief History of Witchcraft: Inquisitors & Witches. BUY

 

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Imma Ramos

Imma Ramos is a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge. Her research explores the importance of art, ritual, myth, sacred geography and iconography in places of worship consecrated to the Hindu goddess Shakti, known as Shakti Pithas: Kalighat and Tarapith in West Bengal and Kamakhya in Assam. These are three of many temple complexes that were built on sites where parts of the goddess’s body fell, scattered across the subcontinent.

  • Abraxas Special #1: Impurity, Auspiciousness and Power: The Tantric Transformations of Lajja Gauri at Kamakhya. BUY

 

Max Razdow

Max Razdow is a New York City-based artist who uses techniques of ink-scrying to form symbolic poetic creations in various media. He has shown his work extensively both internationally and in the United States and holds a BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MFA from New York University. His work is represented by Freight + Volume in New York and Galerie Jan Dhaese in Ghent, Belgium.

  • Abraxas #5: De Vermis in Se. BUY

 

Peter Redgrove

Peter Redgrove (1932-2003) was a prolific and widely respected British poet whose contribution spanned more than 40 years. His interest in mysticism and magic led was further inspired by a move to Cornwall towards the end of his life. His published work includes The Black Goddess and the Sixth Sense (1987) and The Wise Wound (1978), the first dedicated exploration of the mysteries of menstration, co-written with his second wife Penelope Shuttle.

  • Abraxas #2: Peter Redgrove: Blood and Dreams (article by Edward Gauntlett). SOLD OUT
  • Abraxas #2: Sorceress in Mauve. SOLD OUT

 

Ron Regé

Ron Regé, Jr. is a very unusual yet accomplished storyteller whose work exudes a passionate moral, idealistic core that sets him apart from his peers. His new book The Cartoon Utopia is his magnum opus, a unique work of comic art focusing on magical, alchemical, ancient ideas and mystery schools. It’s part sci-fi, part philosophy, part visual poetry and part social manifesto. Regé’s work exudes psychedelia, outsider rawness and pure cartoonish joy.

  • Abraxas #4: Observation of Ancestral Mysteries. BUY

 

Residue

Residue was born in 1964 in Halifax. He lives out his magical existance in Yorkshire. He is not part of any magical lineage, though is influenced by Kenneth Grant, Austin Spare and philosophical writings of Deleuze. He often dwells on magical mechanisms, machine.nature combinations, by creating magical si-fi maps or rituals. He also often makes parodies of ‘awareness zones’ or develop pastiches of the illusion of seperateness. These manifest through squiggles and robotic images, fetish voodoo rituals, pods, gadgets and shrines.

  • Abraxas #2: Out of the Zero Hours. SOLD OUT

 

Francesca Ricci

Francesca Ricci has been living in London since 1998. She co-founded and co-edited the independent art magazines Interlude (2004–6) and 20×20 magazine. Recent exhibitions include Tabula Impressa and Celestial Bodies (2013), Cross Sections/01 (2012) and I Beg You to Hear Me! (2011), all at the dalla Rosa Gallery, London, and the group shows 20×20 magazine: collected visions (Madame Lillie’s, London, 2010), agency@theAgency (the Agency, London, 2010), and Art/Value/Currency (The Pigeon Wing, London, 2009).

  • Abraxas #4: Tabula Impressa. BUY

 

Leo Ruickbie

Leo Ruickbie is the editor of the Paranormal Review, the magazine of the Society for Psychical Research, and sits on the committee of the Gesellschaft für Anomalistik. He has a Ph.D. from King’s College London for his thesis on modern witchcraft and re-enchantment. He is also the author of Witchcraft Out of the Shadows (2004, 2011), Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician (2009), A Brief Guide to the Supernatural (2012) and most recently A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting (2013).

  • Abraxas #6: The Black Magic Code. BUY

 

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S F Said

SF Said is a London-based writer and photographer. He writes children’s and young-adult fiction, including the novels Varjak Paw and Phoenix, illustrated by Dave McKean. His Polaroid photography is featured in the book London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide, published by Strange Attractor Press, and was exhibited at the Maggs Gallery in London. He posts regularly on Twitter as @whatSFSaid

  • Abraxas #5: Esoteric City: Theological Hermeneutics in Plato’s Republic (photos). BUY

 

Jack Sargeant

Jack Sargent’s most recent book is Against Control; previous books include Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground and Naked Lens: Beat Cinema. His writings on film and culture appear in numerous anthologies and journals, and have accompanied the BFI release of Jeff Keen’s films and the Industrial Records Throbbing Gristle DVD box set. He appeared as an interviewee in Blank City, The Advocate for Fagdom and Llik Your Idols. He has lectured on underground film, beat culture, William Burroughs and many other topics across the world. A curator, he is currently the programme director for the Revelation Film Festival.

  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: Introduction: Haunted Cinema and Sacred Communication. BUY
  • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: Transmissions and Expansions: Occult Cinema and Public Ritual. BUY

 

Daniel A. Schulke

Daniel A. Schulke is the presiding Magister of Cultus Sabbati, a magical order of traditional witchcraft initiates in England and North America. He has authored two books for Xoanon Publishing, Ars Philtron (2001, 2008), and Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure-Garden of Shadow (2005).

  • Abraxas #1: The Green Intercessor: Tutelary Spirits and the Transmission of Plant-Magic. SOLD OUT

 

Ulli Seegers

Ulli Seegers is a junior professor of art education at the University of Dusseldorf with an emphasis on the museum and art market. Her teaching and research areas cover, but are not exclusive to, exploring occult traditions in modern art since 1800. Seegers has an extensive repertoire of published writing including, Alchemy of Vision. Hermetic Art in the 20th Century: Antonin Artaud, Yves Klein, Sigmar Polke, (Cologne: Walther König, 2003), and ‘Hermetic Art as a Theory of Aesthetic Intuition’ in Sensory Perception and Construction of Meaning ed. v. Jorn Rusen (Essen, 1999).

  • Black Mirror #0: Creative Destruction: The Alchemy of the Art Market. BUY

 

Lindsay Seers

Lindsay Seers works and lives in London. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (BA (Hons), Sculpture and Media, 1991–4) and at Goldsmiths College, University of London (MA Fine Art, 1999–2001) and has won several grants and awards. Recently she won the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award 2012 and the Paul Hamlyn Award 2010. In 2009 she won the Derek Jarman Award, an award that recognises individual artist film-makers; she received the Wingate Scholarship from the British School at Rome, 2007/8.

  • Abraxas #4: Nowhere Less Now. BUY

 

Gavin W. Semple

Gavin W. Semple was the co-founder of FULGUR in 1992, conceived in part as a ‘propaganda vehicle’ for the artist Austin Osman Spare. Around the same time he entered into fruitful collaboration with several modern practitioners of the magic arts, including Andrew Chumbley. A practitioner, writer, photographer and musician of acknowledged integrity, Gavin continues to pursue his interests in Austin Spare, music and the liminal.

  • ZOS-KIA: An Introduction to the Art and Sorcery of Austin Osman Spare (1995). SOLD OUT
  • Two Tracts on Cartomancy by Austin Osman Spare. (Introduction) (1997). SOLD OUT
  • Zos Speaks! Encounters with Austin Osman Spare. (1999) (Co-editor). SOLD OUT
  • Study for a Portrait of Frank Letchford. (2002). SOLD OUT
  • Some perspectives on the philosophy of The Book of Pleasure (2004). SOLD OUT

 

Allyson Shaw

Allyson Shaw is an award-winning poet, she is author of The Bon-bon and Love Token, a Powell’s poetry best-seller. With Edith Abeyta she is co-author of Salty: Three Tales of Sorrow. Much of her fiction and poetry has appeared in anthologies and literary journals. She lives in London where she knits, brews beer and writes while trying not to lose her Californian by-way-of-the-Midwest accent.

      • Abraxas #1: Mermaid Surgery. SOLD OUT

 

Dominic Shepherd

Dominic Shepherd studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art at both BA and MA level. He was a prize winner at the John Moores 23 exhibition in 2004 and was awarded a research fellowship at the AUB in 2008. He has exhibited internationally, with an extensive record of group and solo shows in London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Helsinki, Munich and Miami, He is represented by Charlie Smith, London.

      • Black Mirror #0: Introduction. BUY

 

Lauren Simonutti

Lauren Simonutti (1968-2012) Her images are born entirely from traditional photographic techniques. Her work is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Since 1998, Lauren produced a series of books in very limited editions exploring specific themes through her photographic work. She exhibited extensively, and her work has been featured in Silvershotz, Catchlight Magazine, Eyemazing, Descry Magazine, Soura, and La Négatif. In early 2010 she had a solo exhibition at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.

      • Abraxas #2: Five Studies. SOLD OUT

 

K Lenore Siner

K Lenore Siner is a self-taught painter based in Providence, RI. Her paintings are the expression of a lifetime devoted to practising mystical traditions including Western shamanism, Buddhist meditation and tantric techniques. With the intention of creating art that acts as talisman she incorporates precious metals, magical plants, ashes and waters into each painting, blurring the line between fine art and magical tool.

      • Abraxas #5: Blind Love. BUY

 

Penelope Slinger

Penelope Slinger’s work includes illustrations for Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy (1979, 2000), The Secret Dakini Oracle (1979) and The Path of the Mystic Lover (1993). From 1980 to 1994 she lived in the West Indies, subsequently moving to the US, where she currently resides in Boulder Creek, California. In 2009, her collages were exhibited at Tate St Ives as part of The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in Modern Art, and in Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism, Manchester Art Gallery.

      • Abraxas #6: The Alchemy of Liberation: An Interview with Penelope Slinger. BUY

 

Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm is a poet, bailaor flamenco and hip-hop MC. His poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Mandragora, Brigit: Sun of Womanhood and Blackletter Ballads. He is the author of Nazza and with the hip-hop/jazz trio Elekwent Folk has released five albums. He resides in Granada, Spain, where he works as the poet of the Taller de Arte Vimaambi, an office he inherited from the late Maria de los Angeles Argote Molina, and is a frequent collaborator with her flamenco troupe Raiz y Duende.

      • Abraxas #6: A Birch Trunk Notched Times Seven. BUY

 

Natalia Smirnova

Natalia Smirnova was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg). At St Petersburg Art School N. Roerich in 1990 she qualified as an art restorer. She has thoroughly studied the Russian Orthodox tradition, and for twenty years has been engaged in the restoration of ancient Russian icons. She is currently interested in Judaism. Smirnova’s paintings are a way to explain to herself the religious world-view. Her art uses the language of symbols and allegories typical of medieval icons.

      • Abraxas #6: Sofia Returning to Jerusalem. BUY

 

Savanna Snow

Savanna Snow is a California-based artist and practitioner whose work explores aspects of the female archetype, principles of the feminine and ritual space. She combines historical research, printmaking processes, hand-sculpted elements and painting into resonant objects. Her Hermetic prints are publicly and privately collected. They have been featured as posters for music festivals and ritual gatherings. Snow has exhibited her art in America and Ireland. Her sculptural works are permanently installed for the public in Santa Cruz and Alameda County.

      • Abraxas #4: Haxan II. BUY

 

Adel Souto

Adel Souto is a writer and musician from Miami, Florida, who is now based in New York City. He began the fanzine Feast of Hate and Fear in 1990, later opting for the internet in 2001. He has released a ‘best of’ FHF entitled Some Words (2010), Schizotypal (2011), which uses ritualistic automatic writing, and a book of poetry, 200 Throwaways (2012). He has also translated works by the Chilean occultist Miguel Serrano (2009), and is currently clanging metallic objects in the industrial outfit 156.

      • Abraxas #3: Do Me Dada Style. BUY

 

Michael Spann

Michael Spann has published in both academic and non-academic journals and his latest book, William S. Burroughs’ Unforgettable Characters has recently been published by Inkblot Publications (Providence, Rhode Island).

      • Abraxas Special #2, Luminous Screen: Holiest of Mountains. BUY

 

Stephanie Spoto

Stephanie Spoto finished her Ph.D. in English Literature from Edinburgh University with a research interest in gender and seventeenth-century demonology. Her work has been published in the journals Pacific Coast Philology and Monsters and the Monstrous, and appears in two edited collections: Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013) and Reclaiming the Soul: Thinking Beyond the Body in Renaissance England (forthcoming).

      • Abraxas #5: A Brief History of the Use of Spirits in European Occultism. BUY

 

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Shannon Taggart

Shannon Taggart is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times MagazineBlind Spot, Tokion, Yvi and Time. Her photographs have been shown at Photoworks in Brighton, the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, Redux Pictures in New York, and the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles. She is deeply interested in the intrinsic connection between photography and the immaterial.

  • Abraxas #4: Basement Vodou, with an Introduction by Pam Grossman. BUY

 

Hereward Tilton

Hereward Tilton has taught on Rosicrucianism, magic and alchemy in Renaissance and early modern Europe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, the department for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam, and the Exeter Centre for the Study of Esotericism at the University of Exeter. His work on the occult developed from dreams and visions he experienced as a child. These led to an interest in the writings of Carl Gustav Jung and from there to research on early Rosicrucianism at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel under the auspices of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). This was followed by post-doctoral research on the Christian Cabalist Heinrich Khunrath (1560-1605) as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. More recently, Hereward has been delving into the origins and practices of the Gold- und Rosenkreuz. He has published work on Rosicrucianism, magic and alchemy, most notably The Quest for the Phoenix: Spiritual Alchemy and Rosicrucianism in the Work of Count Michael Maier (1569-1622) (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2003). His next book – Serpent on the Cross: The Ancient Occult Path to Liberation – is a practical account of Rosicrucian theurgical techniques and is due for publication with Rubedo Press in 2017.

 

Mark Titchner

Mark Titchner was born in Luton in 1973. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, in 1995. In 2006 he was nominated for the Turner Prize for a solo show at the Arnolfini, Bristol. In 2007 he was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale, exhibiting in the Ukraine Pavilion. His work is held in the permanent collections of the South London Gallery, the United Kingdom Government Art Collection and the Tate. He is represented by the Vilma Gold Gallery, London.

  • Black Mirror #0: 0∞! (frontispiece) and O∞? (endpiece). BUY
  • Abraxas #2: Urban Sigils. SOLD OUT

 

Heather Tracy

Heather Tracy has been an actor and singer for twenty-seven years, working across a diverse range of genres and media from unrehearsed Shakespeare to comedy cabaret. She has had a long association with the Lions part, an eclectic company of professional performers who collaborate to create seasonal festivals incorporating stories, playtexts, music and folklore. She is currently forging a deeper understanding of theatre’s ritual and shamanic legacy through experiential exploration of paradox, humour, neurological shock and the interplay between voice, word and flesh.

  • Abraxas #2: She’s Lost Control. SOLD OUT

 

Panos Tsagaris

Panos Tsagaris was born in Athens in 1979. He received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. Through his work Tsagaris aims to express the emanation of the ‘divine’ as it is reflected through the beauty and poetry of the everyday in order to bring himself and the viewer closer to a state of catharsis. Ultimately, Tsagaris’s work selflessly captures and reflects the divine spark that exists in the human soul. He has exhibited extensively in Miami, New York, Vancouver, Athens, Berlin, Milan, Leipzig, Paris and Hong Kong.

  • Abraxas #5: Black and White & Gold All Over: An Interview with Panos Tsagaris by Pam Grossman. BUY

 

Sarah Victoria Turner

Sarah Victoria Turner is a lecturer in the Department of History of Art at the University of York. She is Principal Investigator of an international network funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c. 1875–1960. The network brings together art historians, musicologists, historians and literature specialists to explore what the visual, material and performing arts can tell us about the relationships between Theosophy, modernity and mysticism from c.1875 to 1960.

  • Abraxas #4: Interview with Christine Ödlund. BUY

 

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Joseph Uccello

Joseph Uccello is a wayfarer in the Codex Naturae, and has found much inspiration in deep studies of Hermeticism and the great Paracelsus. In 2008 he began studying typography and printing, and recently designed and typeset the Ouroboros Press edition of the Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum. He now pursues a kind of arcane futurism in typography, has developed special techniques in letterpress printing, and is an award-winning book designer. He currently runs the Viatorium Press.

  • Abraxas #3: Paracelsus: of the Umbratick Evester. BUY

 

Silvia Urbini

Silvia Urbini is an Italian art historian. She taught at the University of Bologna and is currently a contracted researcher for the Istituto per i Beni Artistici Culturali e Naturali in Emilia-Romagna. Silvia’s research focuses on historico-artistic methododologies and she is interested in understanding entwined forms of knowledge. She specialises in Renaissance book illustrations and books of fate. She is currently working on a publication entitled Somnii Explanatio: Italian Histories of Art in Henry Thode.

  • Abraxas #5: Games of Fate: Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne, Plate 23a. BUY

 

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Doreen Valiente

Doreen Valiente (1922-1999) was an influential English Wiccan who was involved in a number of different early traditions, including Gardnerianism, Cochrane’s Craft and the Coven of Atho. Responsible for writing much of the early Gardnerian religious liturgy, in later years she also helped to play a big part in bringing Wicca to wider public attention. Her published work includes Where Witchcraft Lives (1964), Witchcraft for Tomorrow (1978) and the posthumous collection of poems Charge of the Goddess (2000).

  • Abraxas #2: Invocation of the Horned God. SOLD OUT

 

Julian Vayne

Julian Vayne is a writer and practitioner living in the British Isles. He has contributed to various collections of essays, and for two years edited Pagan Voice, a monthly UK based Pagan newspaper. Titles include; Pharmakon: Drugs and the Imagination, Magick Works: Stories of occultism in theory and practice and Deep Magic Begins here… tales and Techniques of Practical Occultism. Julian has contributed articles to academic publications including The New Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture and Seeking the Sacred With Psychoactive Substances: Chemical Paths to Spirituality and God. He is a founding member of Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Chair of The Friends of The Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft charity. A regular speaker at conferences on the subject of contemporary occultism he is a also a museum educator and in that capacity is the author of Wonderful Things: Learning with Museum Objects.

  • Black Mirror #0: The Fool and the Mirror: Concerning the Relations between Art, Magic and the Academy. BUY

 

Mary Vaughan

A native of Louisiana, Mary Vaughan applies cosmic gnosis to the cultural gnosis found in her Cajun upbringing. After teaching and writing in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and in Austin, Texas, she returned to Louisiana to raise her son and draw on the wealth of the swampy natural world to inform her poetry. Mary is currently working on a series of poems informed by the Gnostic Gospel of Philip and her practice of Voudon Gnosis. Her poems have appeared in the Tulane Review and Tempus.

  • Abraxas #6: Invoking the Numinous. BUY

 

Marie von Heyl

Marie von Heyl studied at Weißensee School of Art in Berlin and the Royal Academy Schools in London. Her work draws from the poetic friction and productive misunderstandings that emerge when different models of reality collide, overlap or not quite fit together. Of particular relevance are objects that serve as mediators between different belief systems or carriers of sentimental value, such as cult objects, fetishes, heirlooms and souvenirs. Marie uses drawing, collage, film and text to point at the beautiful, trace the uncanny and tap into the absurd. Her work is a playful dancing around things, characterised by formal richness and alchemic interconnetivity.

  • Black Mirror #0: The Secret Life of Objects: Marie von Heyl in Interview with Daniel Zamani. BUY

 

Ariock Van de Voorde

Ariock Van de Voorde is a writer, artist and musician living in the US Pacific Northwest. In the 1990s he owned and managed an occult bookstore, which hosted an experimental magick group loosely based on the New Isis Lodge. Ariock is an archbishop and administrator within the Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis, and a director in Black Lotus Kult.

  • Abraxas #5: Meeting Le Maître: An Introduction to the Art of Michael Bertiaux. BUY

 

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams was born in 1980 in London and is Fellow and Tutor in Medieval English Literature at Lincoln College, Oxford. He works on the medieval literatures and languages of Ireland and Wales, with a focus on the supernatural, the aesthetic and the imaginal. His first book, Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales, 700–1700, came out from Oxford University Press in 2010. His current project is a cultural history of the gods of Irish myth, to be called Ireland’s Immortals.

  • Abraxas #6: Ella Young and Ross Nichols: Sourcing the Irish Gods. BUY

 

Monika Winiarczyk

Monika Winiarczyk’s research interests include the representation of women and religious minorities within medieval Christian art as well as medieval depictions of the human body. Her Ph.D. thesis, entitled ‘If you prick her, will she bleed?: Synagoga and Medieval Female Jewish bodies’, examines the iconography of the medieval Christian personification of Judaism, Synagoga, in relation to medieval ideas surrounding the Jewish and female body.

  • Abraxas Special #1: Homo Signorum: Looking to God or Looking to the Stars? The Role of the Body in Medieval Christianity. BUY

 

Caroline Wise

Caroline Wise works in esoteric publishing. In 1989 she initiated the republication of the books of Kenneth Grant when at Skoob Books. She is a former owner of The Atlantis Bookshop and in the 1990s was the co-editor of the revived The Occult Observer. From the 1970s she has been involved in Earth mysteries and her particular interests are in researching goddesses and in the mythology of London. She knew Olivia Robertson for twenty-five years and travelled with her during the 1990s.

  • Abraxas #5: Olivia Robertson: A Visionary Life. BUY

 

Valentin Wolfstein

Valentin Wolfstein is a scholar of cultural history and comparative literature. He received his BA in Religious Studies at the University of Chicago and is currently finishing his MA at the Warburg Institute. An occasional psychonaut and poet, Valentin has had a prolonged and wide-ranging interest in the longue durée evolution and interplay of philosophical-religious ideas. A romanticist at heart, he is fascinated by the vastness of the human imagination and the varieties of ‘the occult’ expressed in visual art, literature and music.

  • Abraxas #4: The Mystic Fool: From Tarot to an Ideal of Ascendance. BUY

 

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Robert Yates

Robert Yates is a contemporary poet and translator from French, German and ancient Egyptian. He was born in Liverpool in 1984 and moved to London in 1992, where he has lived since. His poetry is published in several journals and he has published three volumes of work, Visions of Ecstasy and Boredom (London, 2003), Appendices to Life and Other Poems (London, 2004) and Go Dance to Your A-Sides if You Must (London, 2006).

  • Abraxas #3: Tread Well. BUY
  • Abraxas #4: After the Flood by Arthur Rimbaud (translator) BUY

 

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Daniel Zamani

Daniel Zamani attended Trinity College, Cambridge and specialises in occultism and magic in Surrealist text and image. In Michaelmas 2012, Dan was co-convenor of the two-day conference ‘Charming Intentions: Occultism, Magic and the History of Art.’ He is on the editorial board of the Black Mirror network.

  • Abraxas Special #1: The Magician Triumphant: Occultism and Political Resistance in Victor Brauner’s Le Surréaliste, (1947). BUY
  • Black Mirror #1: Embodying the Androgyne: Psychoanalysis and Alchemical Desire in Max Ernst’s Men Shall Know Nothing of This (1923). BUY